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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • It is an original work, not a reworked version of a paper you have submitted or published elsewhere, nor a preliminary result
  • Paper is in PDF format
  • The article was written using the last version of the Latex/Word template.
  • At least one author includes their e-mail address.
  • The manuscript includes spanish versions of the title, abstract and keywords
  • The manuscript includes mandatory sections "Competing interests" and "Authors' contributions"
  • The manuscript includes the "Citation box".
  • Included references have been formated according to IEEEtran standard
  • A cover letter is included
  • I can act on behalf of all co-authors

Author Guidelines


The submitted papers must be original. Do not submit a reworked version of a paper you have submitted or published elsewhere. Do not publish “preliminary” data or results. The submitting author is responsible for obtaining agreement of all coauthors and any consent required from sponsors before submitting a paper. The authors must cite relevant prior work.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Algorithms; Artificial Intelligence; Big Data; Bioinformatics; Computer Education; Computer Networks and Communications; Computer Graphics; Datbases; Data Mining; Data Science; Digital Signal and Image Processing; Distributed and Parallel Computing / Cloud Computing; Emerging Techonologies; E-Government; Fault-Tolerant System; Human-Computer Interaction; Industrial Systems; Innovative Computer Science Applications; Intelligent Systems; Mobile and Ubiquitous Compuing; Operating Systems; Parallel Architectures; Real Time and Embedded Systems; Robotics; Scientific Computing, Modelling & Simulation; Security and Privacy; Software Engineering; Web Science.


Paper layout

The journal offers templates for articles in Word and LaTeX format that include the guidelines. A template for Thesis Overviews is also available (Word). Please use each document as both an instruction guide and as a template into which you can type your own text.


Evaluation process

Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial team to ensure that it is suitable to go through the regular peer review process. After that, the manuscript is assigned to an Editor according to relevant expertise. If the Editor considers that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the regular peer review process, or that the manuscript is off-topic according to the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.

When the manuscript passes editorial screening, the Editor sends the paper to at least 2 experts for peer-review. Reviewers can be Editorial Board members or external reviewers. The peer-review process is single blinded and reviewers are assigned ensuring that no conflict of interests exists between authors and them.

Each reviewer provides a set of comments and recommends whether a paper will be:

  • Accepted
  • Accepted subject to change
  • Accepted subject to resubmission with significant changes
  • Rejected

Rejected papers will not be re-considered. When the paper is resubmitted, the same reviewers will be employed to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable. The Editor is responsible for the final decision on a paper. Accepted papers will appear online followed by printed hard copy.


Cover Letter

You should include a cover letter that details the following information:

  • An explanation of why your manuscript should be published in JCS&T.
  • An explanation of any issues relating to journal policies.
  • A declaration of any potential competing interests.
  • Confirmation that all authors have approved the manuscript for submission.
  • Confirmation that the content of the manuscript is not a reworked version that has been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

You may suggest potential peer reviewers for your manuscript. If you wish to do so, please provide institutional email addresses where possible, or information which will help the Editor to verify the identity of the reviewer (for example an ORCID,  Scopus ID or Google Scholar profile). Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of your manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy.

In opposite sense, you may enter details of anyone who you would prefer not to review your manuscript.


Article Processing Charges

There are no article processing charges for article evaluation or publication.